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FreeThinker Book Club 2017-18

Westwood Unitarian Congregation FreeThinkers Book Club  2017-18 As Canada’ s first FreeThinker Friendly Certified congregation, we are pleased to provide a series of interesting books, that, coupled with interesting people, makes for great learning and high quality evening discussion. The books for this year, focus on discovering our FreeThinker roots both within and outside of …

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FreeThinker Friendly Congregation Certification

Congratulations to Westwood Congregation for becoming the first Canadian Unitarian Universalist Congregation to be certified as FreeThinker Friendly by the UU Humanist Association. This certification follows our efforts over the past 16 months to educate ourselves, to consider our language and to reach out to those who reject theist forms of congregation and worship. The …

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Subscribe to UU World

Do you remember the years when a shiny (and free!) copy of UU World (magazine of the American Unitarian Universalist Association) arrived in our mailboxes every month? I used to enjoy the whole issue, but alas those days ended when Canadian Unitarian Universalists  were separated (not quite divorced! ) from the UUA.  However the articles …

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Free Thinker, Humanist, Atheist – What’s the difference?

On our Westwood Unitarian Congregational journey to wider inclusion, we have been attempting to become more “FreeThinker” Friendly. The problem with the term FreeThinker is that every Unitarian-Universalist I know thinks freely – at least to some and mostly a large degree. Or lets take another,  often used equivalent – Humanist – Who reading this …

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Final Gathering of Free Thinker Book Club

Sam Harris - Waking Up Text

As a finale to our first season, the Free Thinker Book Club meets on Wed. Feb 22. 7:00 PM at the Church. We end on a spiritually positive note, by discussing Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. Sam Harris is the best selling author of many so-called “New Atheist” books. Thus, …

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Free Thinker Book Club – 2016-17

  As an educational component of our FreeThinker Friendly Congregation, Westwood Congregation will be facilitating a monthly discussion group this fall. The book club is designed to: provide participants with a broad and balanced look at the major ideas of atheism, humanism and ‘free hinking’. provide a critical response to atheism and humanist ideas and …

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